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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 September 2021

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots becoming southwest 25 to 35 early this afternoon then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 early this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 near noon Wednesday.

Rain ending near noon Wednesday. Fog patches dissipating early this morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 September 2021
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 early this evening and to 1 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 September 2021
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the morning.
Friday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northerly 10 to 20.
Saturday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 September 2021

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 21 September 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday building ridge located west of the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:41 AM PDT 21 September 2021 A frontal system over the central waters this morning will reach the
northern tip of North Vancouver Island this afternoon. The front will
significantly weaken this evening and dissipate across the South
Coast.

Gale force southeast winds are occurring along the front over the
central waters. In the wake of the front, the winds will shift to
strong to gale force southwesterlies. Later today behind the front,
winds will shift to moderate northwesterlies.

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